Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Top Jeb Bush Donor Over Negative Ads
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to sue one of Jeb Bush‘s top donors for buying newspaper ads attacking Trump as a “hater” and bully.
Florida billionaire Mike Fernandez announced last week that he planned to buy full-page ads denouncing Trump as a hateful demagogue and comparing him to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. A few days later, Fernandez received a letter from Trump lawyer Alan Garten threatening legal action if the ads were published.
“Please be advised that in the event your ads contain any false, misleading, defamatory, inaccurate or otherwise tortious statements or representations concerning Mr. Trump, his business or his brand, we will not hesitate to seek immediate legal action to prevent such distribution and hold you jointly and severally liable to the fullest extent of the law…” Garten writes.
Fernandez posted the letter to Facebook with the caption, “Only in America can an immigrant scare a #bullyionaire … If there is any damage being done to the Trump brand, it is by Donald Trump himself” (Fernandez was born in Cuba).
This is not the first time Trump has threatened legal action in order to stop ads he didn’t like. In September, the conservative Club For Growth received a cease and desist letter from Garten after they created an ad showcasing Trump’s former outspoken liberal beliefs.
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